Tarun is an entrepreneur, academic and
award-winning writer who is working at the intersection of technological
advancement, innovation, global growth, security, and public policy. He
regularly writes for Forbes and The Huffington Post, and his
work has appeared in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Dow
Jones Marketwatch, The Washington Post, Digital-Life-Design, and many
other prestigious journals. A noted thought leader, he is currently a Visiting
Instructor at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering and was
previously co-Founder and COO of AIC Chile, a private innovation lab that
creates technologies aiming to alleviate poverty.
Tarun’s anticipated new book, Identified:
The Digital Transformation of Who We Are, which explores the global rise of
digital identification systems, will be out in the Early 2019. It
analyzes the technologies that governments and companies use to see who we are
— things such as national identification systems, biometrics, and online
identity. He tracks these systems over time to see how they are changing
governments, social norms, and the lives of people all around the world.
One of Tarun’s most exciting ventures is
Day One Insights, a strategy and advisory firm he founded around technological
convergence and corporate reinvention. This work focuses on trends that
are overturning established industries; developments in healthcare, financial
markets, cyber-security, retail, entertainment, transportation, and the impact
of technological advancements on legal systems and societal institutions.
All of this cutting-edge research has provided opportunities to partner with
several of the most talked about companies in the world and influence
leadership decision-making that is transforming these organizations.
It is no surprise that Tarun has become a
favorite speaker with these same global companies. He packs his keynotes with
eye-opening data, memorable stories, and a charismatic style that is